The Amazing Crawfish Boat

The Amazing Crawfish Boat

by John Laudun

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496804204
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,279,377
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Laudun is associate professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he teaches folklore studies. He has been a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a MacArthur Scholar. His work has appeared in African American Review, Journal of American Folklore, Southern Folklore and other scholarly journals, and he has been cited in the New York Times and many other national outlets as well as having appeared in films and television. He lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, with his wife and daughter. Follow him at http://johnlaudun.org.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

A Brief Note xix

Forwards 3

Land's End 13

Shops 28

Working the Land 37

Cultivated 53

Antecedents and Parallels 68

Emergence 89

Fluorescence 100

Consolidation 125

Building a Boat 144

Thinking Things 172

Toward a New Understanding of Creativity 186

Backward 198

Acknowledgments 209

The Makers 212

Notes 213

Bibliography 228

Index 232

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